Pho Dalat

★★★★☆

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Seriously, there's better places, this is just the cheapest one. Word to the wise- don't get the seafood pho. It's f-wording gross. Everything else is decent, and the price can't be beat.

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★★★☆☆

Seriously, there's better places, this is just the cheapest one. Word to the wise- don't get the seafood pho. It's f-wording gross. Everything else is decent, and the price can't be beat.

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I Love Love this place. I'm usually famished bye the time I arrive and they put my favorite soup in front of me in about 3 minutes. Lotsa beef and lotsa noodle. This place works!
Lotsa parking too!

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★★★★★

I Love Love this place. I'm usually famished bye the time I arrive and they put my favorite soup in front of me in about 3 minutes. Lotsa beef and lotsa noodle. This place works!
Lotsa parking too!

Pros: Lots of beef noodle soup and free parking.

Cons: none

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When it first opened this was an OK pho place. The pho broth was a bit heavy on the anise but relatively flavorful. The beef was lean and the rest of the soup acceptable.

The last two times (and they will be my last two times) I've been here the pho has been awful. Tonight the broth tasted of little but anise. The "beef" (supposedly round and lean brisket) was mostly fat, connective tissue and bl**d vessels. I spent about ten minutes picking pieces of "meat" out of the soup, tearing the bits of actual meat out of the nasty stuff and piling up the nasty stuff on the basil and bean sprouts plate. I managed to get down about 1/3 of the soup before I gave up. The server never came by to ask how the food was - she must have known since after taking the order her next appearance was to silently deliver the bill.

I won't be back to Pho Dalat unless I see an "Under New Management" banner hanging over the place.

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★☆☆☆☆

When it first opened this was an OK pho place. The pho broth was a bit heavy on the anise but relatively flavorful. The beef was lean and the rest of the soup acceptable.

The last two times (and they will be my last two times) I've been here the pho has been awful. Tonight the broth tasted of little but anise. The "beef" (supposedly round and lean brisket) was mostly fat, connective tissue and bl**d vessels. I spent about ten minutes picking pieces of "meat" out of the soup, tearing the bits of actual meat out of the nasty stuff and piling up the nasty stuff on the basil and bean sprouts plate. I managed to get down about 1/3 of the soup before I gave up. The server never came by to ask how the food was - she must have known since after taking the order her next appearance was to silently deliver the bill.

I won't be back to Pho Dalat unless I see an "Under New Management" banner hanging over the place.

Pros: On busy street

Cons: Poor food quality

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The place has changed over the past year. Used to be the generous portions made up for the restaurant's "humble" decor. It's still tasty, but the portions, of meat in particular, have become ridiculously meager. I literally counted four small pieces of round steak in my LARGE order of Pho Tai. My wife was similarly disappointed with the stingy amount of lemon grass chicken apportioned to her entree. Used to be our favorite casual Vietnamese restaurant, but we'll go elsewhere from now on. Simply not a good value anymore.

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★★☆☆☆

The place has changed over the past year. Used to be the generous portions made up for the restaurant's "humble" decor. It's still tasty, but the portions, of meat in particular, have become ridiculously meager. I literally counted four small pieces of round steak in my LARGE order of Pho Tai. My wife was similarly disappointed with the stingy amount of lemon grass chicken apportioned to her entree. Used to be our favorite casual Vietnamese restaurant, but we'll go elsewhere from now on. Simply not a good value anymore.

Pros: Tasty food, very friendly staff.

Cons: Portions are MIA

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I come here for lunch sometimes, they have a great menu and their salad rolls are awesome. It is especially good on a cold, rainy day. The resturaunt is clean and I like the staff, they are courteous and helpful.

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★★★★★

I come here for lunch sometimes, they have a great menu and their salad rolls are awesome. It is especially good on a cold, rainy day. The resturaunt is clean and I like the staff, they are courteous and helpful.

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We need to pass a city ordinance against pho and pad thai for at least a year and force people to learn about some of the wonderful things these resturants offer in addition. Just because Pho is in the name, doesn't mean you have to eat that.

This place is very lacking in atmosphere, divey in fact and it is NOT the best pho, or best vietnamese for that matter - but very good and there isn't much competition around there. Try Bun ChaYo Tom Thit Ngung, or some of their salads - althoug we ordered a squid salad there and the squid was frozen; which maybe its supposed to be, but i rather doubt it.

Vietnamese salads are sweet and sour, fresh, minty, and have nice little surprises in them like french style fried onion bits and jelly fish. (not at this location though i believe its more americanized)

This place does have better pho than the expensive places - where the pho is overcooked and underflavored. but try the other stuff first.

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★★★★☆

We need to pass a city ordinance against pho and pad thai for at least a year and force people to learn about some of the wonderful things these resturants offer in addition. Just because Pho is in the name, doesn't mean you have to eat that.

This place is very lacking in atmosphere, divey in fact and it is NOT the best pho, or best vietnamese for that matter - but very good and there isn't much competition around there. Try Bun ChaYo Tom Thit Ngung, or some of their salads - althoug we ordered a squid salad there and the squid was frozen; which maybe its supposed to be, but i rather doubt it.

Vietnamese salads are sweet and sour, fresh, minty, and have nice little surprises in them like french style fried onion bits and jelly fish. (not at this location though i believe its more americanized)

This place does have better pho than the expensive places - where the pho is overcooked and underflavored. but try the other stuff first.

Pros: unfortunate decor

Cons: food, value, service

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ive been to pho dalat several times and i cant get enough of the pho there. the broth alone is amazing but the generous portions of beef and heaps of assorted greens make this hands down the best pho in portland. other things worth ordering are the super fragrant and delicious jasmine tea, and the jackfruit shake. the only thing that could be improved is the atmosphere, its kind of cafeteria-like.

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★★★★☆

ive been to pho dalat several times and i cant get enough of the pho there. the broth alone is amazing but the generous portions of beef and heaps of assorted greens make this hands down the best pho in portland. other things worth ordering are the super fragrant and delicious jasmine tea, and the jackfruit shake. the only thing that could be improved is the atmosphere, its kind of cafeteria-like.

Pros: delicious food, decent prices

Cons: semi-ghetto location, cafeteria-like atmosphere

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At Pho DaLat you can get a small bowl of beef noodle soup for $5.50 and a large bowl for $6.50. I can just barely finish a small bowl. I ordered the special combination beef noodle soup, which costs 50 cents more. Although the soup was very delicious, what's lacking here is a good description of menu items. The only description of this item was "special combination beef noodle soup". Does it have tripe in it? brisket? Does it come with jalapenos and basil? It turned out to be very good - and it did come with jalapenos and basil. It's just that they have a very extensive menu and it's difficult to know what you are ordering or to be able to differentiate one item from another. I will continue to go here because the food is good and the service is very gracious, but I hope some day they work on their menu.

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★★★★☆

At Pho DaLat you can get a small bowl of beef noodle soup for $5.50 and a large bowl for $6.50. I can just barely finish a small bowl. I ordered the special combination beef noodle soup, which costs 50 cents more. Although the soup was very delicious, what's lacking here is a good description of menu items. The only description of this item was "special combination beef noodle soup". Does it have tripe in it? brisket? Does it come with jalapenos and basil? It turned out to be very good - and it did come with jalapenos and basil. It's just that they have a very extensive menu and it's difficult to know what you are ordering or to be able to differentiate one item from another. I will continue to go here because the food is good and the service is very gracious, but I hope some day they work on their menu.

Pros: Good pho and good prices, gracious service, plenty of parking

Cons: ambiance is lacking, menu descriptions are too

 

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